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Sikeston cab driver assaulted (07/19/10)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Officers with the Sikeston Department of Public Safety are investigating the assault of a cab driver late Sunday night, the Standard Democrat reported. At 10:52 p.m., an employee with Sikeston City Cab called to report the incident. ...
Pizza delivery man severely beaten in Caruthersville (07/19/10)
CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo. -- A pizza delivery man was severely beaten while making a delivery Friday, the Sikeston Standard Democrat reported. Caruthersville police were notified of the incident at 10:58 p.m. Friday, when the victim came to the Pemiscot County Sheriff's Office. The victim stated he was attempting to deliver a pizza in the 1100 block of East 19th Street, when at least two men beat and robbed him...
Cape County Commission opens road bids; hears request to add Riverside library employees to insurance plan (07/19/10)
The Cape Girardeau County Commission accepted bids Monday for an upcoming grading and road improvement project on county roads 365 and 343. Five bids were submitted by businesses from Jackson, Friedheim and Ste. Genevieve, Mo. Commissioners Paul Koeper and Jay Purcell approved a motion to refer the bids, ranging in price from $134,082 to $205,248, to the county's highway engineer for further analysis and recommendation. Presiding Commissioner Gerald Jones was not present at the meeting...
Sikeston event organizers hope to raise funds and awareness for veterans (07/19/10)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- To Tammy Barborek, there will never be a way to thank veterans enough for all of their service. "The veterans deserve a lot more tribute than what we give them," she said. And that's why she pitched the idea of a "Hands Across Sikeston" event in honor of veterans to fellow members of the Ladies Auxiliary Post 3174, the Sikeston Standard Democrat reported...
Sweltering Missouri faces hotter week ahead (07/19/10)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Simmering temperatures that have enveloped much of Missouri for the past several weeks and caused more than 100 people to fall ill are about to get hotter, with forecasters warning of a particularly brutal week ahead. Temperatures in much of the state should reach the mid- to upper-90s through at least Friday, Scott Truett, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service in suburban St. ...
Four charged in Ripley County murder case (07/19/10)
DONIPHAN, Mo. -- Four people are charged with murder in connection to the deaths of Edgar Atkinson, 81, and Bonnie Chase, 69, whose bodies were found in a burning Ripley County home on July 10. Arrested were David Youngblood, 46, his wife, Melissa Mae Youngblood, their daughter, Chantale Youngblood, 17, and Keith Boyles, 18, all of Ripley County, the Daily American Republic newspaper reported...
About 80 enrolled for classes so far at Cape Partnership for Higher Education (07/19/10)
The Cape Partnership for Higher Education is experiencing a steady flow of interest as area institutions prepare to open the Southeast Missouri's newest community college center next month. After two open house sessions, about 110 students have applied for admission and about 80 are enrolled, said Dr. Randy Shaw, assistant provost of extended learning at Southeast Missouri State University. He said a steady flow of students is coming into the office or calling the Partnership adviser...
Race for presiding commissioner: Parmer wants to work to bring businesses to county (07/19/10)
With a blue-collar work history and experience gained during the handling of a major flood, Dutchtown's town clerk Doyle Parmer said he will be a presiding commissioner who makes job creation the top priority and puts the residents of Cape Girardeau County before any special agenda...
Solar power gaining support, use as alternative energy source (07/19/10)
Missouri's use of coal to generate electricity is hurting the environment and emptying people's pocket books, according to a new study by the Union of Concerned Scientists. "Missouri exports dollars to import coal," said Ron Burke, Midwest office director for the Union of Concerned Scientists in Chicago. "Missourians are spending $1.3 billion a year on out of state coal. That is money that is leaving the state that could be spent, we think better, on homegrown energy like wind and solar."...
Bikers Against Child Abuse provides support for victims, families (07/19/10)
With an increasing number of child abuse cases being reported annually in Missouri -- more than 50,000 in 2008 -- a leader of the local Bikers Against Child Abuse chapter says its mission to empower children and keep them safe has become more important...
Police officer Ike Hammonds happy serving his hometown (07/19/10)
Growing up in Cape Girardeau, Ike Hammonds was certain he wanted to serve his community and police the streets of his hometown. Yet, he spent 14 years as a firefighter with the Cape Girardeau Fire Department. In the late 1980s, as a reserve police officer, he finally took the opportunity to see if that was a career he wanted to pursue. ...
Vatican to consider St. Louis woman's claim of miracle (07/19/10)
CREVE COEUR, Mo. -- A St. Louis woman believes her recovery from cancer was a miracle, and now the Vatican will have the chance to decide if the cure can be attributed to a French priest, who's in line for possible canonization. Rachel Lozano said she attributes her recovery to the French priest Blessed William Joseph Chaminade, who lived from 1761 to 1850. If Rome considers her case a miracle, the pope could one day canonize Chaminade as a saint...
Official: Seep found near BP's blown out oil well (07/19/10)
NEW ORLEANS -- A federal official said Sunday that scientists are concerned about a seep and possible methane seen near BP's leaking oil well in the Gulf of Mexico. Both could be signs there are leaks in the well that's been capped off for three days...
With leak stopped, many people wonder what future holds for Gulf (07/19/10)
NEW ORLEANS -- After three long months, the bleeding from the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico may not be completely staunched, but it has been significantly slowed. Yet in so many ways, the prognosis remains uncertain. Which species will rebound, and which have been pushed beyond the brink? Has the oil accelerated the die-off of marshlands that protect one of America's great cities and make this the nation's second most-productive fishing region? What effect will the BP spill have on the future of deep-sea drilling -- at once boon and bane -- in the Gulf?. ...
Cobb pitches Post 63 into winner-take-all game (07/19/10)
There was the slightest sign of a celebration, an almost-fist pump and a barely there hop off the mound. And then Cape Girardeau Ford & Sons Post 63 Senior American Legion pitcher Skylar Cobb put his head down and marched swiftly to the dugout, the biggest Dunklin County threat in his team's 5-1 win Sunday night ended...
Hiett capitalizes on offense's support (07/19/10)
After giving up the tying runs to Sikeston in the bottom of the fourth inning of Sunday's District 14 tournament elimination game, Cape Girardeau Ford & Sons Post 63 Senior American Legion pitcher Tanner Hiett had a message for his teammates. "I got in the dugout," he said. "I tried to get everybody fired up because I was mad. I said if you guys get me out of this one, I'll help you guys later on. So it worked out."...
Jackson captures Babe Ruth state title (07/19/10)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- The Jackson Senior Babe Ruth baseball team forced the three-time defending state champion Charleston Fighting Squirrels to make defensive plays by putting the ball in play during Sunday's state championship game. The Squirrels handled the pressure well during the first five innings of the state title game, committing only one error and clinging to a one-run lead in the top of the sixth inning...
Area digest 7/19/10 (07/19/10)
Three teams shot 138 to tie for first place in the Big Kahuna four-person shamble pressure ball tournament at Dalhousie Golf Club. The three teams were the team of Ken Swinford, Greg Howard, Ben Cantrell and Ray Laidet, the team of Rob Erlbacher, Mike Bennett, Tom Metheny and David Hahs and the team of Terry Farrow, Dean Bankson, Bubba Kobler and John Brey...
Holliday delivers in clutch against Broxton (07/19/10)
ST. LOUIS -- Matt Holliday remembers facing Dodgers closer Jonathan Broxton from the days when he still was playing in the NL West, and those memories sure came in handy Sunday. Holliday drove in the winning run with two outs in the ninth inning, and the St. Louis Cardinals rallied from a four-run deficit to beat Los Angeles 5-4 and finish a four-game sweep...
Talking shop with Eric Gooden, owner of Cape Bicycle Cycling & Fitness (07/19/10)
Eric Gooden came to Cape Girardeau just to go to college, but soon bought a house, then a small bicycle shop and decided to stay. Thirty-two years later, Cape Bicycle Cycling & Fitness Inc. continues to grow and expand while encouraging people to add cycling as part of a healthy lifestyle...
Bigger, better: Buffalo Wild Wings reopens July 26 (07/19/10)
Buffalo Wild Wings in Cape Girardeau will celebrate its newly remodeled restaurant July 26 by giving away free wings for a year to the first 150 people in line to see its new look. The restaurant, owned by Bill Zellmer, is planning upgrades both inside and out. It closed Sunday for renovations and will remain closed all week, reopening at 10 a.m. July 26...
People on the move 7/19/10 (07/19/10)
Southeast Missouri Food Bank has added two new faces to its staff, Amanda Winschel and Holly Lintner. Winschel now serves as the agency and programs assistant at the food bank. She brings a vast knowledge of graphic and web page design, as well as experience working with not-for-profit member agencies. ...
Students look for alternatives to college (07/19/10)
In an increasingly competitive job market, the need for some kind of post-secondary education is becoming more and more evident. While higher education has traditionally meant either a four-year bachelor's degree or two-year associate degree from a community college, personal circumstances prevent many from making either the financial or time commitment required to obtain those degrees. ...
Caring for veterans: An interview with Glenn Costie (07/19/10)
Business Today interviewed Glenn A. Costie, CEO and director of the John J. Pershing VA Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, Mo., for its August issue.
Health briefs (07/19/10)
A collection of short bits of area health news from Business Today magazine's August issue.
Business licenses (07/19/10)
Business licenses issued in Cape Girardeau during June include the following...
College and career: Returning adult students are career-focused - and they're increasing in number (07/19/10)
If you're looking for a career change, local education officials say health care, education and technology are the way to go. "A lot of people who are changing careers and going back to college are doing it not because they want to, but because they've been squeezed out of something else and are looking for something solid and stable," says Christy Mershon, assistant director of extended and continuing education at Southeast Missouri State University. ...
Mortgage applications rise 7 percent as rates fall (07/19/10)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Applications for home loans rose in July as consumers raced to refinance at the lowest rates in decades. The Mortgage Bankers Associations said that overall applications increased nearly 7 percent from a week earlier. While they have been increasing in recent weeks, they remain below early 2009 levels...
Paying with plastic: Credit card choices for the college-bound (07/19/10)
NEW YORK -- Parents of college-bound students, take comfort. It should be harder for them to run into trouble with credit cards. As part of the wide-ranging credit card reforms that took effect this year, anyone under 21 now needs a co-signer to get an account. The exception is if applicants can prove they have the means to cover payments on their own. The new restriction means parents will have more say in their teens' finances. With that in mind, a look at the options...
Bankruptcies (07/19/10)
Bankruptcies filed through June for the Southeastern Division of the Eastern District of Missouri's U.S. Bankruptcy Court are listed below with their corresponding case number. The Southeast Division includes the counties of Bollinger, Butler, Carter, Dunklin, Madison, Mississippi, New Madrid, Pemiscot, Perry, Reynolds, Ripley, Scott, Shannon, Stoddard and Wayne. Court is held in Cape Girardeau...
Tax liens (07/19/10)
Tax liens and lien discharges, recorded at the offices of area recorders of deeds, during the month of June are filed by the Missouri Department of Revenue, except as indicated by IRS designation.
Names in the news (07/19/10)
A collection of news about area business people compiled for Business Today magazine's August issue.
Business briefs (07/19/10)
A collection of short bits of regional business news compiled for Business Today magazine's August issue.
Service to students: Three Southeast professors talk about their decades in education (07/19/10)
On May 2, Southeast Missouri State University honored three faculty members -- Richard Francis, Robert Hamblin and Dean Monahan -- for 45 years of service to the school. According to university spokeswoman Ann Hayes, this is the first time that three individuals have reached this milestone. ...
Clifton Henshaw (07/19/10)
ANNISTON, Mo. -- Clifton Aubrey Henshaw, age 50 years, four months and 27 days, a resident of Anniston, passed away Friday, July 16, 2010, at his residence. Born Feb. 20, 1960, in Wyatt, Mo., to Imogene Holman Danford of Pass Christian, Miss., and the late John D. "Sonny" Henshaw, Cliff lived most of his life in Mississippi County where he was a truck driver for TNI Transportation in Charleston, Mo...
Amy Goins (07/19/10)
Amy L. Goins, 51, of Alto Pass, Ill., died Saturday, July 17, 2010, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro, Ill. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Lonnie Lewis officiating. Interment will be in Casper Cemetery in Anna, Ill...
Dr. Robert Hunt (07/19/10)
Dr. Robert S. Hunt, 73, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, July 17, 2010, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Centenary United Methodist Church in Cape Girardeau. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church, with the Rev. Jeff Long officiating...
Barbara Rambo (07/19/10)
Barbara Louise Rambo, 78, of Marble Hill, Mo., died Friday, July 16, 2010, at Saint Francis Medical Center. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until service time Tuesday at Liley Funeral Home in Marble Hill. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Bollinger County Memorial Park Cemetery, with the Rev. Fred Ritter officiating...
Glenda Livers (07/19/10)
Glenda Marie Livers, 71, of Marble Hill, Mo., died Sunday, July 18, 2010, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Liley Funeral Home in Marble Hill. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Johnny Paul McCutcheon and Brother Terry Douglas officiating. Burial will be in Bollinger County Memorial Park Cemetery near Marble Hill...
Nina Pender (07/19/10)
ANNA, Ill -- Nina A. Pender, 84, of Anna died Saturday, July 17, 2010, at Union County Hospital in Anna. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at McGinnis Cemetery east of Anna, with the Rev. Kenneth Mixen officiating. Friends are asked to go directly to the cemetery where the interment will also be held...
Betty Chisum (07/19/10)
Betty Jane Berry Chisum, 87, of Cape Girardeau, died Saturday, July 17, 201,0 at Chateau Girardeau Health Center. She was born Dec. 19, 1922, in Cape Girardeau, the daughter of Arthur Wayne and Addie Louise Yaggi Berry. She and Robert M. Chisum were married July 12, 1946, in Cape Girardeau...
Cape Girardeau fire report 7/19/10 (07/19/10)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday:...
Jackson fire report 7/19/10 (07/19/10)
Jackson Firefighters responded to the following call Saturday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday:...
Cape Girardeau police report 7/19/20 (07/19/10)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Arrests Summons Assault Thefts Burglary...
Out of the past 7/19/10 (07/19/10)
The Cape Girardeau Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3838 has joined a growing list of not-for-profit groups in Cape Girardeau County that have appealed to the county board of equalization for resumption of their real estate tax exemption; the groups may be included on the county tax rolls following recently completed statewide reassessment, according to the Missouri Tax Commission...
Health lawsuit (07/19/10)
When the federal government imposes mandates that will affect -- at enormous expense -- all of us for decades to come, there is every expectation on the part of taxpayers that such sweeping changes will be constitutional and legal. That's why nearly half of the states have filed lawsuits raising serious questions about the new federal health care law...
Speak Out 7/19/10 (07/19/10)
BINGO doesn't bother me too much because it's pretty much out of the way. But a casino would change the riverfront with gigantic parking lots. More police wouldn't help us. Their job would be to protect the casino. Maybe the casinos have helped business in Metropolis, Ill., and Caruthersville, Mo., but people are going to be virtually gambled out. There's only a limited amount of people who gamble, and surely that market's already been tapped...
Prayer 7/19/10 (07/19/10)
Fill us, O God, with the desire to be useful and helpful according to our abilities. Amen.
Still waiting (07/19/10)
It's now been a month since I challenged Tommy Sowers to support his assertion that I made "false claims" about his fundraiser at a gay bar in Washington. He previously had said I was "pathetic" and "desperate." He said, in essence, "You lie." So, I asked him two questions: One, whether or not he held a fundraiser at Local 16 on "U" Street in Washington, D.C., and two, whether he denies that it's a gay bar. I also offered to pay for the space to print his answer...
We need more than lip service (07/19/10)
Missouri's Republican-led House and Senate decided to subsidize global giant Ford Motor Co. with tax incentives to allegedly keep Ford jobs in Missouri; most other Missouri businesses lack this advantage. Chuck Purgason, a state senator, filibustered the efforts of his own party...
Bob Parker : True Conservative values (07/19/10)
On July 18th Bob Parker spoke with a group of concerned citizens regarding the state of our State and the state of Washington. He emphasized grass root efforts and holding fast to moral conviction in decision making to turn our country around. He answered questions regarding small business, taxes, the second and tenth amendments, health care and big government and more...
Fish tales (07/19/10)
This Blue Catfish was caught on the Mississippi River in October and weight about 85 to 90 lbs. It's not every day people catch a fish that big.
Fish tales 2 (07/19/10)
This Blue Catfish was caught on the Ohio River. It weighed in at 68.8 pounds.
Storm clouds (07/19/10)
Some of the ominous clouds of last night's storm!
Lightning Bolt (07/19/10)
One of the numerous lightning bolts from last night's storm. It was a beautiful storm to watch!!
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